Reflecting, Sharing, Learning announces Dust Collectors series, starting Jan. 24 with “Quilts: The Tapestry of Life”
Quilts are passed down from generation to generation like the treasured keepsakes they are. In the stitching we can see the handiwork of our ancestors, and imagine them sitting by a window working on piecing together something to keep their children and grandchildren warm for a century or more.
Reflecting, Sharing, Learning presents, for the first in its Dust Collectors series, Quilting: The Tapestry of Life. At 2:30 on Saturday afternoon, January 24, quilt archivist and historian Madeline Hawley will host an “Antiques Roadshow”-style event, where the public is invited to bring a favorite quilt from home and learn about its history and value. The event will take place in Multipurpose Room A in the library, and Mary Walker from the Southeastern Quilt and Textile Museum will give a lecture in the Appleton Auditorium immediately preceding it at 1:30 p.m.
A collection of antique quilts owned by Ms Hawley and other members of the Cotton Patch Quilters may be seen in the Heritage Room Quiet Gallery on the second floor of the library. The exhibition will be available for viewing from January 20–February 20. For more information, visit www.RSLathens.org or call (706) 613-3650, ext. 343.